Where Shadows Hide the Sun, The First Years
Imprint: Resource Publications
308 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.62 in
- Published: December 2023
- Published: December 2023
"I'll do anything--I'll even preach!" As a boy, Dave cut a deal with God to save his life. Decades later, Dave and his friends are on his final street-preaching trip. "Jesus came for all, so we should go to all!" With that attitude, Dave fights spiritual resistance as he and his young family endeavor to leave the life they've known and join a team of missionaries stationed in an increasingly militant Islamic country. "God's calling is clear," Dave's pastor reassures him. Yet Dave is unaware of how catastrophic his sin will be . . . or the dangers his children will face . . . or how deep the calling will go . . . in the land where shadows hide the sun.
D. G. H. Delgado lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.
“Delgado’s skillful narration in the present tense creates immediate momentum, inviting readers to engage with every twist and turn of his complex journey into global mission. Together with the author, we flinch at each cold fundraiser, family crisis, and frustrating setback on the field. With him, we also celebrate each milestone, as he shares near-inarticulable love with self-deprecating humor. As a fellow missionary, I cheer him on. As a fellow author, I await the sequel.”
—Nikki White, author of Identity in Exodus: Journey with Moses from Identity Crisis into Missional Community
“Delgado pulls you into the struggling inner voice of a missionary that combines the (often) tumultuous sufferings involved in Christian missions with emotional precision and wit. Those looking to enter the field will not be given a sugarcoated fantasy of the ‘hero’ missionary, but of the trials, errors, and most importantly, the sustaining love of Jesus.”
—Merrill G. Greene, director of intercultural studies, Kingswood University
“Take an intensely raw emotional and spiritual journey into the evangelistic heart and mind of a husband, father, and teacher as he begins missionary life with his family. Absolutely a must-read for those who want to serve in missions, Christian students and educators, and parents who want to faithfully guide their children in spiritually difficult seasons and places.”
—Courtney Jacobson, licensed clinical social worker
“If you have ever wondered what it is like to hear and obey the life-changing call of God to the foreign mission field, I urge you to read this book by D. G. H. Delgado. In its pages you will experience an honest and sometimes painful picture of what it means to die to yourself, to submit your life to God, and to endure the blessings and struggles that are part of that call.”
—Alfred F. Van Geersdaele, associate pastor, First Assembly of God, Brookfield, CT